The board of supervisors at Southern University in Baton Rouge voted not to renew the contract of the university’s chancellor James Llorens. Dr. Llorens became chancellor in July 2011. Before becoming chancellor, he was assistant chief administrative officer in the mayor’s office in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and earlier served as dean of graduate studies at Southern University. His last day on the job will be June 30.
Southern University System president Ronald Mason had recommended that Dr. Llorens stay on for at least one additional year but only if he coordinated his efforts more closely with the system president’s office. Chancellor Llorens reportedly told the board that the arrangement proposed by Dr. Mason was not acceptable.
Dr. Llorens is a graduate of Loyola University. He holds a master’s degree in urban affairs from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a Ph.D. in political science from Louisiana State University.